Celebrating the 64th Annual
Florida Beef Cattle Short Course

“Building on Success”

 May 13-15, 2015

Alto and Patricia Straughn IFAS Extension
Professional Development Center

2142 Shealy Drive, Gainesville, Florida 32611

           

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Tentative Agenda                                                Printable PDF

"Building on Success"

 

(NOTE: Program subject to change without notice) 

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

1:00pm  

Welcoming Remarks Dr. Geoff Dahl

1:15pm   

Cattlemen Comments Henry Kempfer, President of the FCA

1:30pm   

What Kind of Beef Should We Be Producing Fixing the Current Beef Industry Model Bill Helming, Bill Helming Consulting

3:00pm    

Break

3:30pm 

Perspectives on Production - Sustainability, Production, and Products Ernie Meier, McDonalds Corp.

4:15pm 

Market Outlook John Michael Riley, Mississippi State University

5:00pm 

Panel Discussion on Beef Production

5:45pm 

Reception

 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

8:30am 

Impact of Heat Stress on Female Fertility Pete Hansen, University of Florida

9:15am 

The Missing Piece of the Fertility Equation Joel Yelich, University of Florida

10:00am 

Break

10:30am 

What Does it Take to Start an AI Program Cliff Lamb, University of Florida

11:15am 

Use of Early Weaning to Affect Cow Reproduction John Arthington, University of Florida

12:00pm 

Leave for Lunch, Horse Teaching Unit

Afternoon Demonstrations

1:30pm 

Session 1:
 - Reproductive Anatomy

2:00pm 

Session 2:
 - Use of an AI Breeding Box
 - Calf Delivery
 - Pregnancy Testing-Blood Sample Protocol

3:30pm  

Break

3:45pm 

Session 3:
 - Appropriate Bull Selection & Management
 - Selection of Synchronization Protocols for the Cow Herd
 - Cow Body Condition Score and Reproduction

6:00pm

Steak Out!

 

Friday, May 15, 2015

8:30am 

Range Cattle REC Research Update

9:00am 

Agronomy Research Update

9:30am 

Economics of Herd Expansion Chris Prevatt, University of Florida

10:15am 

Break

10:30am 

Gainesville Research Update

11:00am 

North Florida REC Research Update

11:30am 

How Long Does This Production Model Work? Trey Warnock, Amarillo Brokerage

12:15pm

Wrap and Adjourn

 

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